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.

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...

Promoting sustainability, reviewing the development of children’s reading interests at SDK Pautola with the School Committee

Last year, the partnership between Rainbow Reading Gardens and Nagekeo district government had established 40 child-friendly libraries in selected primary schools. Nagekeo district government, through the Department of Education and Culture, assists schools in...

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,...

Yes, We Can!

Mrs Axi is the vice principal of SDK Lena. After the library opening and online Library Management workshop, she could sense the lack of enthusiasm from all teachers to go to the library and do reading activities. This had resulted negatively on the number of the book...

What To Read Today?

The presence of child-friendly libraries provides options for students to read the storybooks they like, with attractive pictures and colors. On Wednesday (6/14) and Friday (6/16), the Rainbow Reading Garden Team met with four students from two different schools,...

Travel with a Cause

Want to visit our libraries and have a great holiday in Flores at the same time?

Contact Travel Sparks to make it happen!

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)