Librarian quietly saved $4 million, left it to school where he worked

University of New Hampshire alumnus Robert Morin left his $4 million fortune to the school's library in which he worked for nearly 50 years. (image courtesy University of New Hampshire)

A librarian who quietly saved a $4 million fortune passed away and left his entire estate to the university where he worked for nearly 50 years.

Robert Morin graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1963 and worked in Dimond Library. He was known to love books and live simply, according to the school's website.

The university said that Morin left his entire fortune to the school, with $100,000 set aside for the library where he worked.

The school's website said the money will be used to "provide scholarships for work-study students, support staff members who continue their studies in library science and fund the renovation of one of the library's multimedia rooms."

Morin was such a book lover that he read nearly every book published in the U.S. between 1930 and 1940 in chronological order. He's estimated to have read 1,938 books by the time he passed away at the age of 77.

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