Posted: Jul 8, 2012 2:24 PM by MTN News
BUTTE- The Butte Silver Bow Public library is checking out lifejackets for free this summer.
Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks teamed up with libraries across Montana to provide the free safety resource and the library has 12 vests, and they have sizes to fit infants, children and adults.
FWP is working with libraries because we have great community access, said Diane Giop, technical services librarian for the Butte-Silver Bow Public Library.
The life jackets are free if you have a library card that is in good standing. Librarians ask that you read the safety information attached to the jacket upon check out.
"The safety booklets tell you how to use it, and it tells them also which size to use for which individual," said Giop.
Montana law requires children under 12 wear U.S. Coast Guard approved life jackets. All boats must have a lifejacket available for each person on board.
The life jackets can be checked out for two weeks, plus they can be renewed for an additional two week period before they are due back at the library.