Front Desk: Dream Motel Design Challenge

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Date Posted:  2/10/2021

Front Desk by Kelly YankMia loves working at the Calivista Motel. She loves her job and being able to interact with guests and the weeklies who live there. However, Mia wishes that some things at the motel could be different and more inclusive. Can you use your design thinking skills to create a model for a motel that would be efficient, friendly, and welcoming to all?


  • You can create your dream motel using whatever materials you have on hand, like Legos, Peeps, craft sticks, etc. You can make a diorama, or draw something on paper or digitally.
  • Entries accepted via email only—do not bring your design to the library
  • Email a photo of your motel design to no later than April 9, 2021; include a short statement about your design and the first name of the motel’s creator(s)
  • One entry per person

Important dates:

  • April 9, 2021: Last day to submit your photo entry to; include a short statement about your motel and the first name of the motel’s creator(s)
  • April 16-26, 2021: Online voting is open; use the provided link to come to cast your vote for ONE motel design
  • April, 28, 2021: Winners announced at 11:00 a.m. (top three vote getters receive a library swag bag); winners will be notified via the email address they used to submit their entry

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