All libraries will close at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, November 26
and be closed Thursday, November 27 for Thanksgiving.

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

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 elementary students.

Visit the library during the month of November and enjoy the student's artistic creations. This promises to be a wonderful exhibit.

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


Calendar View



  • When: Sunday, November 30, 2014 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: Highlands Ranch

    Join us at the fireplace for the music of acclaimed Celtic fingerstyle guitarist Jerry Barlow is a warm accessible performer and storyteller. His repertoire is a synthesis of his own Celtic inspired compositions and the traditional music of the British Isles.
  • When: Tuesday, December 02, 2014 - 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, December 03, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Highlands Ranch at Combo Shea A & B

    Enjoy time with Santa, including holiday stories and activities.
  • When: Thursday, December 04, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Highlands Ranch

    Drop in between 4 and 5pm on Thursdays to see what is going on in the Kids' Zone of the Children's Dept. Celebrate Mexico! Come to learn about customs and traditions in Mexico. Crafts, face-painting and music.
  • When: Thursday, December 04, 2014 - 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.