Philanthropist Albert Stone ’51, described “in mythical terms, like a Willy Wonka of Townsend, who for years reclusively oversaw the production of plastic dustpans and laundry hampers in a sprawling plant not far from Townsend’s center, while plotting a gift to townspeople,” funded a new library in the town of 9,500.” Last month, Stone made good on his word, opening a soaring 17,000 square-foot library with a barrel-vaulted ceiling, 56 computers, and white oak ribbing, a cedar-shingled senior center with a fieldstone fireplace and physical check-up room, and a town meeting hall with Romanesque pillars and a catering kitchen.”