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Highlands Ranch

Mother/Daughter Book Group--James H. LaRue Library in Highlands Ranch

Meets the fourth Monday every other month at 6:30 p.m. Girls in grades 4-6 are invited to bring their moms or another adult female and discuss books.

Registration required.

For the coming year, the group will be reading:

Bark for Books

Reading to dogs helps kids read and communicate better.

Through Bark for Books, we offer young readers, ages 6-12, a unique opportunity to improve their literacy skills and self-esteem reading to trained Reading Education Assistance Dogs in 20-minute sessions.

Please register by calling 303-791-7323 or visiting with a children’s librarian in a participating location.

E.Lit.E. (Elite Early Literacy Experience!)

For Babies, Toddlers, and Talkers!

Call to find out when the new session begins.

Baby Elite is for ages 0 to 12 months. Stories, songs, nursery rhymes, peek-a-boo, and other simple games, Mondays at 11 a.m.
Toddler Elite is for ages 12 to 24 months. Stories, songs, rhythm and movement, Mondays at 11 a.m.
Talker Elite is for ages 24 to 36 months. Stories, songs, fingerplays, and brain-building activities, Mondays at 9:30 a.m.

No classes on Monday holidays. To register for any eight class session, call 303-791-7323.

Practice Your English

Every Saturday, except holiday weekends, Douglas County Libraries hosts casual drop-in sessions for anyone age 17 and older to practice English. All levels and abilities are welcome. Come practice conversational skills with other English learners. Volunteer facilitators, who are fluent in English, lead the conversation and answer questions. Three libraries host Practice Your English on Saturdays:

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