All library locations will be closed Monday, February 15, in observance of Presidents Day.

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 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.


Photography by Thomas Cooper

Art this month is provided by Thomas Cooper featuring a collection of images of Colorado's forest fires. Artwork will be on display throughout the month of February.

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


Calendar View



  • When: Monday, February 08, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Where: Highlands Ranch

    Book group meets monthly to discuss various pre-selected novels. This group meets upstairs in the reading lounge. List is available under book clubs on the website.
  • When: Tuesday, February 09, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    Where: Highlands Ranch

    Meets the second Tuesday of each month - join us for some fun activities and get credit toward your high school community service hours. This week's meeting is upstairs in the reading lounge.
  • When: Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Where: Highlands Ranch

    Great Books discussion groups are forums for thoughtful adults to read and discuss significant works of fiction, philosophy, political science, poetry, and drama. They meet in the upstairs reading lounge.
  • When: Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Highlands Ranch

    Drop in between 4 and 5pm for fun activities in the Kids' department.It's almost Valentine’s Day! Join us to make a card for your sweetheart
  • When: Friday, February 12, 2016 - 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    Where: Highlands Ranch at Combo Shea A & B

    OLLI presents: Think Your Email is Private? Think Again TED Talk by Andy Yen. Twenty five years ago we started using the internet and email with amazing results. Downside: privacy is gone.