Francesca Mellin has been the Head Librarian at the Pike School for 10 years. She is passionate about connecting children with books and information, and enjoys supporting faculty to integrate information and digital literacy skills into their curricula. She is particularly interested in promoting literature that reflects the rich array of cultures and experiences in our community. She holds a Masters of Education from Salem State University and a Bachelor of Arts from Boston University. In her life outside Pike, she is a violinist who plays with the Merrimack Valley Philharmonic Orchestra and other regional theater groups.