Highlands Ranch

Douglas County Libraries - James H. LaRue, Highlands Ranch


  • Mon - Thurs: 9 - 9
  • Fri - Sat: 9 - 5
  • Sun: 12 - 5

The Douglas County Libraries - James H. LaRue is located within the Highlands Ranch Town Center, this community’s central retail and service hub.

The library features a large, beautifully-decorated children’s room with an extensive collection for both kids and parents. James H. LaRue/Highlands Ranch also houses Douglas County Libraries’ most in-depth business collection, with expert on-site reference service.

Public meeting rooms include two large rooms on the first floor and four small study rooms on the second floor. There is also a well-appointed quiet reading room with beautiful mountain views. Free Wi-Fi is accessable throughout the library.

Art Display


Douglas County Libraries, Highlands Ranch is delighted to bring you plein air artist Jennifer Reifenberg.

Jennifer paints in various mediums – but is most at home outside with nature and oil paint, painting "en plein air." She is a fourth-generation Colorado native and has degrees in engineering and mathematics.

Reifenberg is a board member of Plein Air Artists of Colorado (PAAC) and member of the American Impressionist Society and Oil Painters of America.

Jennifer has studied under Kevin Wechbach, Doug Dawson, and others. She is currently exhibiting her work in local venues, including the Santa-Fe Arts District in Denver.

Jennifer is also a professional photographer and an accomplished needle-artist, meshing her love of the arts into new and varied mediums. She has a work of art accessioned into the permanent collection at the Gregg School of Art & Design at North Carolina State University and has won numerous awards for her varied artworks.

Visit Riefenberg's website at www.artofsunshine.com.
Jennifer's artwork will be on display Sept. 1st - Sept. 30th




For October, the James H. LaRue Library is pleased to have the opportunity to exhibit artwork from the Douglas County School District Art Teachers.

Visit DCL's James H. LaRue library and find out what the teachers in Douglas County have created. View the DCSD art teachers' fantastic works of art throughout the month of October.

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


Calendar View



  • When: Monday, September 22, 2014 - 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    Where: Highlands Ranch at Shea B

    Is your child 24 to 36 months, if so join our Talkers Early Literacy Experience. This 8 week class will focus on: 30 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays, and brain-building activities for 12 moms and their 24 to 36-month old children.
  • When: Monday, September 22, 2014 - 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Highlands Ranch at Shea B

    Is your baby 12 to 24 months? Join us for an 8-week Toddler Early Literacy Experience. We will read stories, sing songs, learn about rhythm and movement. This early literacy class is designed for Moms and Toddlers. Registration required.
  • When: Monday, September 22, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Highlands Ranch at Shea B

    Immerse yourself in Hispanic culture and language, broaden your perspective, and learn to speak Spanish.
  • When: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Where: Highlands Ranch at Shea B

    This program offers a pawsitive opportunity to boost your child's literary skills and self-esteem with a dog as his/her audience. Please call or visit the Highlands Ranch Branch to register at the children's desk only or call the children's desk to get your exact appointment time!
  • When: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Where: Highlands Ranch at Shea A

    Spend an afternoon in the cool library, and build with LEGOs. Your creations will be displayed at the library. The library will provide the LEGOs.