Resources

Vicksburg District Library offers a variety of links to useful online information resources, as well as a list of useful phone numbers. If you need any assistance, please let us know.

AUTOMOTIVE

Fuel Economy Guide
http://www.fueleconomy.com/

Kelley Blue Book
http://www.kbb.com/

CHILDCARE/PRESCHOOL

Great Start Connect: Michigan’s Resource for Child Care and Preschool Resources
http://greatstartconnect.org/

Kalamazoo County Ready 4s
http://wwwkcready4s.org/

CITIZENSHIP

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis

COMMUNITY SUPPORT

Generous Hands
http://www.generoushands.org/

Gryphon Place
http://www.gryphon.org/
Call 2-1-1 or 381-HELP (4357)

Kalamazoo Community Foundation
http://www.kalfound.org/

South County Community Services
http://www.southcountycs.us/

CREDIT REPORT

State of Michigan Attorney General’s suggested free credit report
https://www.michigan.gov/ag/0,4534,7-164-17337_20942-111010–,00.html

HEALTH AND NUTRITION

American Dietetic Association
http://www.eatright.org/Public/

American Heart Association
http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/NutritionCenter/Nutrition-Center_UCM_001188_SubHomePage.jsp

Mayo Clinic
http://www.mayoclinic.com/

IMPORTANT FORMS AND DOCUMENTS

Free Application for Federal Student Aid
http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/

Tax Forms – Federal
http://www.irs.gov/formspubs/index.html?portlet=103

Tax Forms – State
http://www.michigan.gov/taxes

Free Basic Tax Preparation – Free tax preparation is offered from January to April throughout Kalamazoo County for individuals and families with a yearly household income under $49,000. At KPL, IRS-certified volunteers from VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) prepare taxes by appointment only. Call 2-1-1 or 381-HELP (4357) for more information. This tax preparation service is sponsored by the Kalamazoo County Tax Counseling Initiative.

JOB SEEKERS

Linkup
http://www.linkup.com/

Michigan Talent Bank
http://www.mitalent.org/

Michigan Works!
http://www.michiganworkskalamazoo.org/

Mlive.com
http://www.mlive.com/jobs/

Occupational Outlook Handbook
http://www.bls.gov/oco/

Pure Michigan Talent Connect
http://www.mitalent.org/

LEGAL HELP

Americans with Disabilities Guides and Regulations
http://www.ada.gov/

Court and Legislative Directories
http://www.govengine.com/

Guide to Michigan Employment Law
http://www.michigan.gov/documents/dleg/mercguide_217393_7.pdf

Michigan Child Support Formula Manual
http://courts.mi.gov/Administration/SCAO/Resources/Documents/Publications/Manuals/focb/2013MCSF.pdf

Michigan Compiled Laws Index
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/%28S%281r4voczzzlkpi155qn0aq2qs%29%29/mileg.aspx?page=chapterindex

Michigan Employer Handbook
http://www.michigan.gov/documents/uia_emphndbkorder_76079_7.pdf

Michigan Landlord-Tenant Law
http://www.michbar.org/generalinfo/libraries/ltlaw.cfm

Michigan Legal Help Website (an interactive website built to help self-represented litigants handle relatively simple civil legal matters on their own)
http://www.michiganlegalhelp.org

Michigan State Bar Association Membership Directory and Referral Service
http://www.michbar.org/memberdirectory/

Michigan Tenants and Landlords: A Practical Guide
http://www.michigan.gov/document/dleg/Tenants_and_Landlords_304581_7.pdf

Michigan Vehicle Code
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/%28S%28u1u4njjscxas4s45ppxr1t45%29%29/mileg.aspx?page=GetObject&objectname=mcl-act-300-of-1949

LOCAL SERVICES

ExpressSOS.com: No-wait Secretary of State
http://services.sos.state.mi.us/ExpressSOS/

Kalamazoo City
http://www.kalamazoocity.org

Kalamazoo County
http://www.kalcounty.com

Kalamazoo Metro Transit
http://www.kalamazoocity.org/portal/metro.php

Oneplace (resources and services for local non-profits)
http://www.kpl.gov/oneplace/

Volunteer Kalamazoo
http://www.volunteerkalamazoo.org

Voter Registration Information
View a sample ballot for upcoming elections and find the location and address of where to go to vote
https://webapps.sos.state.mi.us/mivote/

READERS

Accelerated Reader Book Finder
http://www.arbookfind.com

Fantastic Fiction
http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/

Interlibrary Book Loan with MeL
http://elibrary.mel.org/search

Southwest Michigan Digital Library (OverDrive)
http://smdl.lib.overdrive.com

OverDrive Help
http://help.overdrive.com/

RESEARCH DATABASES AND WEBSITES

Michigan Electronic Library Databases and Resources
http://www.mel.org

Learning Express Library
http://www.learnatest.com/lel/?HR=http://www.mel.org

SENIOR CITIZENS

AARP
http://www.aarp.org

Administration on Aging
http://www.aoa.gov

Benefits Check Up
http://www.benefitscheckup.org

Eldercare Locator
http://www.eldercare.gov

Family Caregiver Alliance
http://www.caregiver.org

Meals on Wheels
http://www.mowaa.org

Medicare
http://www.medicare.gov

National Council on the Aging
http://www.ncoa.org

Senior Living Map
http://www.seniorlivingmap.org

SeniorNet
http://www.seniornet.org

— USEFUL PHONE NUMBERS

Adult Protective Services 24 Hour Hotline : (855) 444-3911

Do-Not-Call Registry : (888) 382-1222

Eldercare Locator : (800) 677-1116

Kinship Care Resource Center : (800) 535-1218

Legal Hotline for Michigan Seniors : (800) 347-5297

Michigan Adult Day Services Association : (616) 485-5018

Michigan Dementia Coalition :  (800) 272-3900

Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency : (800) MICH-VET

Michigan Foreclosure Hotline : (866) 946-7432

Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program : (800) 803-7174

Michigan’s Coordinated Access to Food for the Elderly : (877) 664-2233

Social Security Administration : (800) 772-1213

State Office of Services to the Aging : (517) 373-8230

U.S. Veterans Administration Benefits : (800) 827-1000

 

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