COLUMN: Free informational publications available for southwest Michigan students

Published 7:36 am Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Part of the free services my office provides residents of the 21st Senate District is offering a host of online publications that provide helpful resources to help you get to know your government and find fun family things to do throughout the state.

There are guides posted each spring, summer and winter to help families explore Michigan’s great outdoor opportunities, guides that outline resources and services available for Michigan’s seniors and veterans, and informational guides that provide helpful tax information and help you know what your rights are as a landlord or tenant in Michigan.

These free online publications may be viewed or downloaded at your leisure and shared with anyone who you feel may be interested.

As we head into spring and many students and families are preparing for spring break, I want to draw attention to some student-specific publications that can be found on my website.

There are several options available for students of all ages, from coloring books for younger children to booklets that contain information for young adults entering college or the professional world.

Options for younger students include coloring books on Michigan history, child safety, and promoting recycling as good stewards of the environment. Older students may find interest in informative booklets on the legislative process, the state Capitol, how state and local governments operate, and a photographic account of our state’s history.

Also available is a guide for graduating seniors who are preparing to enter the next chapter of their lives.

Students and teachers, or even parents, may also be interested in copies of the Michigan and U.S. constitutions, and guides on the 101st Legislature.

All these and many others are available for free at

If you are unable to access these publications online, contact my office and my staff and I will arrange for a free physical copy to be delivered to you. My office can be reached at 517-373-6960 or if you are interested in any publications or have any questions.


Sen. Kim LaSata, R-Niles, represents the 21st state Senate District, which includes all of Berrien, Cass, and St. Joseph counties.