Chinese New Year was February 10, 2013. Three days of library classes celebrated Chinese New Years in the library media center. Students listened to a read aloud about Chinese customs, traditions and beliefs. They colored, cut and made lai see (pronounced lai see), red envelops used to gift money to young children or unmarried females for good luck and prosperity for the new year. The amount of money is always even as that is a sign of good luck. In addition, students made paper lanterns similar to the ones made by Chinese in order to light in and bring in the new year. According to Chinese tradition,there must be thousands of colorful paper lanterns on the 15th day of celebration and when the moon is at its’ fullest and brightest. Lastly, students practiced saying”Kung Hay Fat Choy” or Happy New Year as they bowed three times.