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.

Our children’s area is home to The Market, an interactive, museum-quality farm-to-table play market and kitchen, complete with shopping carts, aprons and cooking utensils.

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 elementary school book clubs and writing workshops, our annual Summer Reading Program, 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.


Artwork by DCL Staff

This month's art display is a collaborative body of work from Douglas County Libraries staff around the library district. We have many talented artists who work across a broad range of mediums. We're proud to display a sampling of their talents and our only regret is that we can't show them all off at once. Stop by and take a look!

June's display will be a collection of pieces from the family members of DCL staff.


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


Calendar View



  • When: Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Where: Highlands Ranch

    Enjoy the Dual Star Academy of Dance's ballet production of Sleeping Beauty that is perfect for the whole family.
  • When: Monday, June 27, 2016 - 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. This month the group will discuss Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling.
  • When: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 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: Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Highlands Ranch

    Minute to Win It Games Come to test your speed and dexterity in a variety of fun games.
  • When: Tuesday, July 05, 2016 - 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.