All libraries will close at 3 PM on Dec. 24th and be
closed Dec. 25th for the Christmas holiday.

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.

Art Display

Douglas County School District Elementary Children's Art The James H. LaRue Library is thrilled to exhibit artwork by the Douglas County School District's middle and high school students.

Visit the library throughout the month of December and enjoy the student's imaginative artwork. This promises to be a excellent exhibit.

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

Storytimes

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Events

  • When: Monday, December 22, 2014 - 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    Where: Highlands Ranch at Shea A

    Children in grades 3-6th come use LEGO building materials, webcameras, and computers to build models of your stories, photograph them, and make a graphic novel based on your ideas and what you build.
  • When: Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Where: Highlands Ranch

    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!
  • When: Saturday, January 03, 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: Tuesday, January 06, 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, January 07, 2015 - 4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
    Where: Highlands Ranch at Shea A

    Calling all budding artists! Time to cultivate your inner Picasso with our friends from the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. One of the museum’s artists will present a book for the kids to enjoy, then lead them in a literature-based art project.