Ms. Vanya Hollis » Welcome to the Ortho Library!

Welcome to the Ortho Library!

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Vocabulary Word of the Week!   




Definition of condoneverb to regard or treat (something normally seen as bad or immoral) as acceptable, forgivable, or harmless

Synonyms for condone: brush off, discount, disregard, excuse, forgive, gloss over, ignore, overlook, pardon, pass over, remit, shrug off, whitewash, wink at


"Condone" in a sentence:


"Colleges do not condone the use of drugs or alcohol."


“When he made a racist joke and the teacher didn’t object, the other students felt like she condoned the comment.”


Come to the library and tell the Librarian your own sentence with the word "condone" and get a prize!

Ortho Library Hours

The library is open all day, 7:30am-3:30pm.

Students need a pass from their teacher to visit during class time. 

We are open:

Before School


Nutrition and Lunch

After School (except Tuesdays)


Want to join a Book Club?

We will read the book,

“The Hate U Give”

by Angie Thomas

What is it about???

Read the book that inspired the movie! Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this is a powerful and gripping novel about one girl's struggle for justice.

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Interested in joining the Book Club?
Fill out this form: Book Club Interest Form
Or.... Come to the library to sign up!
Teachers! Want to bring your classes to the library?
First, check this schedule- Ortho Library Calendar- to see if the time you want is available.
Then, sign up using this Ortho Library Sign Up Form.
You may also sign up using this Reserve Facilities link.
Any questions? Email me: 
Look at all these Book Lovers! 
Back to School Night was a success! 
A special thanks to the Junipero Serra Branch Library and the Silverlake Library for their Book Donations for our families!
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Where are the Public Libraries near Ortho?
The Pico Union Library is 1.6 miles northwest of Ortho.
The Los Angeles Central Library is 1.8 miles north of Ortho.
The Junipero Serra Library is 1.9 miles south of Ortho.
The Vernon- Leon H. Washington Memorial Library is 2.0 miles south of Ortho.
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