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.


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


Calendar View



  • When: Friday, May 01, 2015 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Highlands Ranch at Shea A

    Join us for a fun evening of exploring books - Young Adult/Adult Books for Teens/Young Adult Crossover for Adults. Learn what's new, what's a great read, and there will be door prizes!
  • When: Monday, April 27, 2015 - 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 27, 2015 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Highlands Ranch at Shea B

    Join us for the mother/daughter book club for girls in grades 4-6. Come by the Children's Dept. to pick up your copy of Counting by Sevens by Holly Goldberg Sloan
  • When: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 3:45 PM - 5:15 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: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
    Where: Highlands Ranch at Shea A

    Using word prompts, pictures, and patterns, the children will make their own books during the four week class