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.

Art Display

Highlands Ranch is thrilled to showcase watermedia artist Nevet Montgomery.

Nevet Montgomery has her University degree in painting and printmaking, and has studied at the widely acclaimed E’cole des Beaux Arts in Paris. Her work has been exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum of art and in Europe and the Middle East. In the United States, Nevet exhibited in Maryland, Virginia, Aspen, Washington, D.C., and now as a Signature Member of the Colorado Watercolor society. She has won First Place at a show juried by the curator of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. and Best of Shows in Maryland and Colorado. Nevet has been published in a feature article on her murals in the Washington Post, Illustrations in the Aspen Times, and a full-page write-up of her art in Colorado Community Newspapers. Nevet was also interviewed on Denver’s Channel 4 discussing her approach to animal portraiture.

Currently, Nevet is represented at the Aspen and Evergreen Gallery in Estes Park, CO.

Visit Nevet's website to view more of her wonderful watercolor paintings. You can email Nevet at nevet1562@gmail.com

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


Calendar View



  • When: Tuesday, March 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, March 04, 2015 - 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Highlands Ranch at Combo Shea A & B

    Children 3-6yrs old come and celebrate Olivia! books by Ian Falconer. There will be stories and pig-themed crafts.
  • When: Wednesday, March 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.
  • When: Thursday, March 05, 2015 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Highlands Ranch

    Drop in between 4 and 5pm on Thursdays - Celebrate drawings and cartoons! Come play a guessing game and make a few drawings of your own.
  • When: Thursday, March 05, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Where: Highlands Ranch

    Meets the first Thursday of each month at 7pm in the Upstairs Reading Lounge. No registration necessary. Everyone is welcome.