More than 600 library supporters attended Madison Public Library Foundation’s 11th annual Lunch for Libraries fundraiser on May 16 at Monona Terrace. The event featured hit podcast host and producer Guy Raz, who spoke about his book, How I Built This, which shares a name with his NPR podcast. For the first time, the event broke the six-figure mark in gross fundraising — pulling in more than $101,000 before expenses to benefit the Wisconsin Book Festival and Madison Public Library youth literacy efforts.

Thank you to Presenting Sponsor BMO Harris Bank and our many other sponsors, as well as our guests and planning committee, for their support!

Pictured above: Award-winning journalist, podcast host and author Guy Raz (left) talks about his experiences interviewing entrepreneurs with Madison Public Library Foundation board member and event moderator Aaron Olver.