Millions of children in Eastern Indonesia do not have access to quality books


Let's change that

Taman Bacaan Pelangi

(Rainbow Reading Gardens)

We are a non-profit organisation working to establish children’s libraries
in remote areas of Eastern Indonesia since 2009.


Our Impact



Libraries established



Books delivered



Children served



Teachers trained

Our Libraries

Check out all the children’s libraries that Taman Bacaan Pelangi [Rainbow Reading Gardens] has stablished in remote areas of Eastern Indonesia.


Our Programs


Establish Children Libraries

We establish child-friendly libraries in remote areas of Eastern Indonesia. We work together with the local schools and transform their library into a child friendly learning environment that will foster the love of reading in each of the student.


Capacity Building Workshops

We provide a series of capacity building workshops for the local teachers that enable them to have the skills and knowledge needed in nurturing the habit of reading on their students and promoting literacy in their village.


Basic Literacy Course

In each of our library, reading activities are regularly conducted. Each class has reading activities weekly at the library, lead by the classroom’s teacher. Through reading activities, children will slowly grow the love of reading.

Workshop of Fun Reading with Digital Books in SDN Sejati, Central Mamuju

After finishing teachers training in Pammulukang Elementary School (SDN Pammulukang) for using digital books in reading activity last February, Taman Bacaan Pelangi just conducted a similar training in SDN Sejati on 08th -09th March 2024. During the activities, all...

Navigating A Partnership as An Opportunity for Improvement

When first assigned at SDI Mbay as a principal, Mrs Astuti was quite pessimistic. The school looks arid and dull with no trees or plants, and the walls were mostly painted white but covered with mud and dust. She also had to deal with the teachers who demonstrated...

Gian and the Footprints of Inspiration in the Library

Stefanus Gian K. P. Kehi, or affectionately known as Gian, is a figure who radiates extraordinary spirit and perseverance. Even though he is still in the 4th grade at SDK Supilape, Gian has already shown remarkable dedication towards his aspirations. When his school...


Today the weather is quite bright, with a gentle breeze as the TBP team engages in light conversation with the teachers in the living room of SDN Aegela. The TBP team will provide a simulation of reading activities for the teachers'  library visit hours. There will be...

Santos has been able to read now?

Taman Bacaan Pelangi – Storybooks with interesting and colorful pictures in child-friendly libraries help students like Santos develop their reading skills. Santos is a sixth-grade student at SDK Lena, Nangaroro District, Nagekeo Regency, East Nusa Tenggara Province....

Story of Change: A New Library and Literacy Spirit at SDI Sorowea

It was still early in the morning when dozens of students dressed in Nagekeo traditional attire gathered in the courtyard of SDI Sorowea. Their faces radiated happiness because, in a little while, the Regent of Nagekeo would inaugurate their new library. Parents,...

2023 in a Nutshell

Celebrating TBP’s Achievements at 14: From Planting the Seeds of Dreams to Empowering Teachers and Girls 44 Newly Established Child-friendly Libraries  2023 has been an amazing year! In 2023, TBP successfully established 44 child-friendly libraries in Flores, Lombok,...


"Responsibility is a tremendous privilege. That's what marks everyone as an adult human." Barack Obama (Former President of the United States) Hello, TBP friends! This time, the story comes from the inauguration of the 229th library at SDN Ndetunura, Nagekeo Regency,...

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In the News

NET. Lentera Indonesia (August 2014)
TV One - Aku Bangga (May 2015)
Trans7 - She Can! (May 2015)
DAAI TV - Mutiara Indonesia (April 2016)