Highlands Ranch

Douglas County Libraries - James H. LaRue, Highlands Ranch


  • Mon - Thurs: 9 - 9
  • Fri - Sat: 9 - 5
  • Sun: 12 - 5

Named in 2013 for longtime library director Jamie LaRue, Douglas County Libraries in Highlands Ranch is located within the Highlands Ranch Town Center, the community’s central retail and service hub. The library features a comfortable and welcoming children’s area, with an extensive collection for both kids and parents. James H. LaRue also houses Douglas County Libraries’ most in-depth business collection, with expert on-site reference service.

Public meeting spaces include two large rooms on the first floor and four smaller study rooms upstairs, plus a well-appointed quiet reading room with beautiful mountain views. A wide, sunny deck provides outdoor study and meeting space, and free Wi-Fi is accessible throughout the library.

EVENTS at James H. LaRue - Highlands Ranch

Early literacy education is front and center here, where dedicated staff hold more than two dozen Storytimes each week, including two weekly Sensory-Enhanced Storytimes for kids of all ages on the autism spectrum. Storytimes are complemented by elementary school book clubs and writing workshops, our annual Summer Reading Program, and weekly drop-in Kids’ Zone programs that keep kids engaged in learning and literacy all year long. James H. LaRue also hosts popular author programs for adults several times each year, with presentations and book signings in the spacious upstairs study area.


Artwork by DCL Staff

This month's art display is a collaborative body of work from Douglas County Library staff around the library district. We have many talented artists who work across a broad range of mediums. We're proud to display a sampling of their talents and our only regret is that we can't show them all off at once. Stop by and take a look!

June's display will be a collection of pieces from the family members of DCL staff.


  • 303.791.7323
  • Street:
    9292 Ridgeline Blvd.
    Highlands Ranch
    Postal Code:
    United States
  • Manager:
    Tammy Clausen


Calendar View



  • When: Thursday, May 05, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Highlands Ranch

    Drop in between 4 and 5pm. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Come and make brilliant paper flowers, make a card for your madre and learn a little Spanish in the process.

  • When: Thursday, May 05, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Where: Highlands Ranch

    Meets the first Thursday of each month at 7pm in the Upstairs Reading Lounge. No registration necessary. Everyone is welcome.
  • When: Thursday, May 05, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
    Where: Highlands Ranch

    Great Books discussion groups are forums for thoughtful adults to read and discuss significant works of fiction, philosophy, political science, poetry, and drama. Meets upstairs in the Kuni Lexus Study Room.
  • When: Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Highlands Ranch at Combo Shea A & B

    Celebrate Children’s Book Week with literacy activities for babies through grade schoolers. Children will engage in fun and interactive games while parents learn how to strengthen their children’s early literacy skills or reading abilities.
  • When: Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Highlands Ranch

    Lively informal conversation on everyday topics. For all levels of English learners. Meets upstairs in the reading lounge.