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.


Douglas County School District - Highlands Ranch Elementary Schools

DCSD Highlands Ranch Elementary Art ShowArt this month is provided by students at the Highlands Ranch elementary schools. Artwork will be on display throughout the month of November.

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


Calendar View



  • When: Tuesday, December 01, 2015 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Where: Highlands Ranch

    Why have Christmas trees? Or for that matter holiday lights, eggnog, holly or mistletoe. Join us as we seek to explain the origins of many holiday traditions and examine how they have changed over time. Bring your own fruitcake.
  • When: Tuesday, December 01, 2015 - 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: Thursday, December 03, 2015 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Highlands Ranch

    This week celebrate the holidays in Mexico. Come and make lots of colorful holiday crafts. We’ll have free face painting, too!
  • When: Thursday, December 03, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Where: Highlands Ranch at Shea B

    Meets the first Thursday of each month at 7pm in the Shea B on the first floor. No registration necessary. Everyone is welcome.
  • When: Thursday, December 03, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:45 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. Meets upstairs in the Kuni Lexus Study Room.