We’re Going on a (name the) Bear Hunt!

November 10, 2021

The Libraries team have launched a new, free online competition to name the Central Library shop bear. People are encouraged to submit their suggested bear name by Fri 10 December. Entrants are also encouraged to make £2 donation to the Trust. Use the form on the blog page to submit your entry

The four best names will be announced on social media on 13 Dec and they will be put forward to a public vote from 13-17 Dec, so our bear will have a name in time for Christmas! 


  • The four names put forward to the public vote will win a bear
  • The competition winner will win a bear and over £50 worth of goodies from our Central Library shop 
  • If there are multiple entries with the same name suggestion, the prize winners will be selected at random 

So, what are you waiting for? Enter your name and help us spread the word – the more entries and donations, the better! 

All details are on the Manchester Libraries blog page