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 regular eight-week Early Literacy Experience classes for kids 0-36 months old; elementary school book clubs and writing workshops; 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.


Douglas County School District Faculty Show

DCSD Faculty Art ShowArt this month is provided by faculty members of the DC School District. Artwork will be on display throughout the month of October.

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


Calendar View



  • When: Thursday, October 08, 2015 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 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. They meet in the upstairs reading lounge.
  • When: Thursday, October 08, 2015 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Highlands Ranch

    Drop in between 4 and 5pm on Thursdays to see what is going on in the Kids' Zone of the Children's Dept. Star Wars - A new Star Wars movie is coming in December! We’ll have a special photo backdrop, games and activities.
  • When: Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 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.

  • When: Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Where: Highlands Ranch at Shea B

    A pawsitive opportunity to boost your child's literary skills with a dog as his/her audience. Sessions are 15 minutes long.
  • When: Monday, October 12, 2015 - 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.