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James H. LaRue / Highlands Ranch Library

James H. LaRue/Highlands Ranch Library


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

The James H. LaRue/Highlands Ranch Library is located within the Highlands Ranch Town Center, this community’s central retail and service hub.

The library features a large, beautifully-decorated children’s room with an extensive collection for both kids and parents. Highlands Ranch Library also houses Douglas County Libraries’ most in-depth business collection, with expert onsite reference service.

Public meeting rooms include two large rooms on the first floor and four small study rooms on the second floor. There is also a well-appointed quiet reading room with beautiful mountain views.

Art Display

Risohona StudioApril 2014 – This month we are featuring artist Tami Rishona Ellison. 

Ellison is a photographer with an incredible technique she calls "photage."  "PHOTAGE Art (juxtaposition 2.5D) begins with story - a composition of 3 juxtaposed images...from the serene to the surreal. Photage art is a contemporary visual experience, supremely engaging and evoking "ooh, "aah" and "aha" moments as the mind's eye shifts between multiple perspectives and the hyphenated images once again become confluent to create a unique 3D-like visual illusion in true 2D space."

Visit her online at Fine Art America and Rishona Studios.

Continuing through May 20th:  the Cougar Run 6th graders art will be displayed in the front window.

  • 303.791.7323
  • Street:
    9292 Ridgeline Blvd.
    Highlands Ranch
    Postal Code:
    United States
  • Manager:
    Sheila Kerber


Calendar View



  • When: Monday, April 21, 2014 - 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    Where: Highlands Ranch at Shea B

    Is your child 24 to 36 months, if so join our Talkers Early Literacy Experience. This 8 week class will focus on: 30 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays, and brain-building activities for 12 moms and their 24 to 36-month old children.
  • When: Monday, April 21, 2014 - 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Highlands Ranch at Shea B

    Is your baby 12 to 24 months? Join us for an 8-week Toddler Early Literacy Experience. We will read stories, sing songs, learn about rhythm and movement. This early literacy class is designed for Moms and Toddlers. Registration required.
  • When: Monday, April 21, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Highlands Ranch

    If you would like to learn more about using your iPad join this group. Specific topics will be covered at each meeting with time for questions. Groups will meet the 3rd Monday of the month.
  • When: Monday, April 21, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Highlands Ranch at Shea B

    Hone your Spanish skills in a new class by our Spanish Instructor Marta Pardo! Marta will encourage students to increase their Spanish fluency through everyday conversation.
  • When: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Where: Highlands Ranch at Shea B

    This program offers a pawsitive opportunity to boost your child's literary skills and self-esteem with a dog as his/her audience. Please call or visit the Highlands Ranch Branch to register at the children's desk only or call the children's desk to get your exact appointment time!