Madison Public Library Foundation’s 12th Lunch for Libraries event on April 17 set records by grossing $108,000 and drawing more than 700 guests. The annual fundraising event at Monona Terrace Convention Center featured a conversation with best-selling author Emily St. John Mandel, who discussed her latest novel, Sea of Tranquility. Event proceeds benefited the Wisconsin Book Festival and Madison Public Library youth literacy efforts.

The Wisconsin Book Festival used a portion of its proceeds to donate 24 copies of Sea of Tranquility to Madison Public Library’s Book Club Kit collection. Copies are available now to check out for up to three months for you to read with your book club. To check out this kit or to learn about other titles in the Book Club Kit collection, call 608.266.6300.