Update Mon 19 December: Thank you to all those who took part in the raffle. The prize winners have been notified and will be collecting Big Shakesbear and Little Shakesbear before Christmas. Congratulations Jacqueline and Iona!

Central Library’s large furry friend, ‘Big Shakesbear’ needs to escape the venue before Christmas. Could you help? Just £2 a raffle ticket gives you a chance to take Shakesbear home for Christmas. Runners up prize – ‘Little Shakesbear’ – our popular Central Library shop bear.

£2 tickets can be purchased from the Central Library shop desk.

All proceeds to Manchester Central Library Development Trust, the charity that supports fabulous cultural and educational activity in Manchester Libraries. Why not pop in, grab a ticket, and browse for a gift or two from the library shop for Christmas? We’d love to see you!

Draw takes place w/c 19 December and the winner notified by phone or email to arrange collection