James H. LaRue / Highlands Ranch Library

James H. LaRue / Highlands Ranch Branch - Douglas County Libraries


  • Mon - Thurs: 9 - 9
  • Fri - Sat: 9 - 5
  • Sun: 12 - 5

The James H. LaRue/Highlands Ranch Library is located within the Highlands Ranch Town Center, this community’s central retail and service hub.

The library features a large, beautifully-decorated children’s room with an extensive collection for both kids and parents. Highlands Ranch Library also houses Douglas County Libraries’ most in-depth business collection, with expert on-site reference service.

Public meeting rooms include two large rooms on the first floor and four small study rooms on the second floor. There is also a well-appointed quiet reading room with beautiful mountain views.

Art Display

This months artist is Highlands Ranch photographer, Jim Bennett.

Jim Bennett was born in Los Angeles, California and lived his first 50 years south and east of there, until moving to Highlands Ranch, Colorado in 2006. He has been taking pictures since about age nine, when he got his first box camera. After taking photography classes in high school, his interest in photography grew even more with 35mm cameras.

After moving to Colorado in 2006, he has taken advantage of the endless photographic opportunities and resources in Colorado to build his portfolio. So far, his photographic focus has primarily been landscape and nature photography, but he’s starting to expand into portrait, event and model photography.

Jim BennettMeanwhile, he has had his photos accepted and displayed in numerous front-range art shows and won several awards, including Best of Show in Aurora in 2011. He is the president of the Highlands Ranch Photography Club, a member of the Roxborough Arts Council and Gilpin County Arts Association.

Bennett's photographs will be on display until July 31th.
Contact: jimbennett photo @ gmail.com

  • 303.791.7323
  • Street:
    9292 Ridgeline Blvd.
    Highlands Ranch
    Postal Code:
    United States
  • Manager:
    Sheila Kerber


Calendar View



  • When: Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Highlands Ranch

    Drop in between 3 and 5pm on Thursdays to see what is going on in the Kids' Zone of the Children's Dept. There will be different activities, games and books each week.
  • When: Saturday, August 02, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Highlands Ranch

    Lively informal conversation on everyday topics. For all levels of English learners.

  • When: Monday, August 04, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    Where: Highlands Ranch at Shea A

    Come and rock out with the School of Rock's Little Wing team! This 6 week class will give preschoolers the opportunity to learn basic music principles in a fun, rock-focused environment.
  • When: Monday, August 04, 2014 - 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: Monday, August 04, 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.