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.

Academic Writing Assistance

Purdue Online Writing Lab

AUTOMOTIVE

Fuel Economy Guide

Kelley Blue Book

CHILDCARE/PRESCHOOL

Great Start Connect: Michigan’s Resource for Child Care and Preschool Resources

Kalamazoo County Ready 4s

CITIZENSHIP

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services

College / University Information

Free Application for Federal Student Aid

COMMUNITY SUPPORT

Generous Hands

Gryphon Place
Or call 2-1-1 or 381-HELP (4357)

Kalamazoo Community Foundation

South County Community Services

CREDIT REPORT

State of Michigan Attorney General’s suggested free credit report

Emergency / Disaster Preparation

Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities Checklist
Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Planning for People Who Rely on Electronic Medical Devices and Assistive Technology
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Driving Emergency Preparation
Driving Disasters PDF

Disaster Preparedness for Seniors
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Fine Art and Images

The British Library Flickr Project

Free Stock Photos

Google Art Project

Japanese Woodblock Print Database

National Gallery of Art Image Search

Smithsonian American Art Museum

HEALTH AND NUTRITION

American Dietetic Association

American Heart Association

Mayo Clinic

JOB SEEKERS

Linkup

Michigan Talent Bank

Michigan Works!

Mlive.com

Pure Michigan Talent Connect

LEGAL HELP

Americans with Disabilities Guides and Regulations

Court and Legislative Directories

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

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

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 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

Kalamazoo County

Oneplace (resources and services for local non-profits)

Volunteer Kalamazoo

Voter Registration Information
View a sample ballot for upcoming elections and find the location and address of where to go to vote

Museums

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

READERS

Accelerated Reader Book Finder

Fantastic Fiction

Interlibrary Book Loan with MeL

Southwest Michigan Digital Library (OverDrive)

OverDrive Help

RESEARCH DATABASES AND WEBSITES

Library of Congress

Michigan Electronic Library Databases and Resources

SENIOR CITIZENS

AARP

Aging in Place

Benefits Check Up

Eldercare Locator

Family Caregiver Alliance

Meals on Wheels

Medicare

National Council on the Aging

Senior Living Map

SeniorNet

Sounds

British Library of Sounds — More than 90,000 Sounds

Tax Information

Tax Forms – Federal

Tax Forms – State
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.

~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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