The library will be closed Monday, Sept. 1 for Labor Day.

James H. LaRue / Highlands Ranch Library

James H. LaRue / Highlands Ranch Branch - Douglas County Libraries


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

The James H. LaRue/Highlands Ranch Library 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. Highlands Ranch Library 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.

Art Display


James H. LaRue Branch 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
Jennifer's artwork will be on display Sept. 1st - Sept. 30th.
  • 303.791.7323
  • Street:
    9292 Ridgeline Blvd.
    Highlands Ranch
    Postal Code:
    United States
  • Manager:
    Sheila Kerber


Calendar View



  • When: Tuesday, September 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: Thursday, September 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. There will be different activities, games and books each week.
  • When: Thursday, September 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.
  • When: Thursday, September 04, 2014 - 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.
  • When: Saturday, September 06, 2014 - 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    Where: Highlands Ranch at Combo Shea A & B

    Students answer questions from all subjects tested on the ACT and SAT. They will receive their scores via email, with the opportunity to attend an informational session at a later date.