Highlands Ranch

Douglas County Libraries - James H. LaRue, Highlands Ranch

Hours:

  • 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.

 

  • 303.791.7323
  • Street:
    9292 Ridgeline Blvd.
    City:
    Highlands Ranch
    ,
    Province:
    Colorado
    Postal Code:
    80129
    Country:
    United States
  • Manager:
    Tammy Clausen

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  • When: Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Highlands Ranch

    Drop in between 4 and 5pm in the children's department for Shadow Game! Instead of groundhogs, we’ll be looking for shadows of our favorite book characters. Come and see if you know them. Pick up a cool bookmark for a prize.
  • When: Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Highlands Ranch

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

  • When: Monday, February 02, 2015 - 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Highlands Ranch at Shea B

    For babies 12 mos. or younger.Join us for an 8-week Baby Early Literacy Experience. We will read stories, learn songs,nursery rhymes,and simple games. At the first class, we will make a baby quilt. Please bring two pieces of fleece fabric, each piece 1 and 1/2 yards long to this class.
  • When: Tuesday, February 03, 2015 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Highlands Ranch

    Monthly get-together to discuss both fiction and non-fiction titles.They meet upstairs in the Upstairs Reading Lounge. No registration required.
  • When: Wednesday, February 04, 2015 - 6:45 PM - 8:45 PM
    Where: Highlands Ranch at Shea A

    This is the longest running civic education program in the U.S. devoted to foreign affairs. Participants will read selections and discuss those topics. This class has 9 sessions.