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.

From Hardship to Success: Juan’s Reading Progress through A Dedicated Teacher Support at the Library

This story comes from Olaewa Elementary School, one of the school partners of Taman Bacaan Pelangi for the child-friendly library program in Boawae District, Nagekeo Regency, East Nusa Tenggara. This inspirational teacher is named Maria Goreti Deru, usually called...

Tales of the Library: Children’s Creative Endeavors in Reading Journals

"Sshhhhhhh….. Ngeeeek…. Syuuuuh….." "Siapa itu yang mencakar jendela? Haaantuuuu???” A teacher is reading a book entitled "Ketika Listrik Padam" (When the Light was Out) to her students. She rises and then rapidly lowers and prolongs her voice and intonation. Her...

Krisan and His Progress Through Books: A Story from Grassroot

In the corner of Woedoa village, Maria Henrika Rombas, known as Marsi, spends her days with her cheerful son, Stefanus Krisan Geka. Krisan, a grade 1 student at SDI Sorowea, has a strong enthusiasm for exploring the world around him. Before the presence of a...

Child-Friendly Library for All

The concept of a child-friendly library at SDI Tibakisa has been running for almost six months since its inauguration in November 2023. Its utilization and management have started to run smoothly. Several students were observed coming and going into the library room....

Reflecting Together for Sustainability

On Thursday, 4 April 2024, TBP conducted a Reflection Meeting virtually, which was attended by 40 school partners. In this meeting, all schools were asked to reflect on what had worked well and what needed to improve in their library management in order to ensure the...

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...

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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)