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.


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


Calendar View



  • When: Tuesday, September 27, 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: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Where: Highlands Ranch at Shea A

    Come create your own graphic novel with the help from a local graphic novel artist.
  • When: Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Highlands Ranch

    It’s Fall Grades 2-6 Learn about why leaves change color and make a craft, too.
  • When: Saturday, October 01, 2016 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Highlands Ranch

    Lively informal conversation on everyday topics. For all levels of English learners. Meets upstairs in the reading lounge.

  • When: Tuesday, October 04, 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.