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.

Students Witness the Signing of the Library Sustainability Agreement at SD Katolik Mabhambawa

Nagekeo - For approximately one year, Taman Bacaan Pelangi has been providing assistance at SD Katolik Mabhambawa, from April 2023 to June 2024. The assistance provided by Taman Bacaan Pelangi ranges from room preparation and library management trainings to monitoring...

SDN Mauwaru Signed MoU for Sustainable Child-Friendly Library with School Committee

SD Negeri Mauwaru, located in Mauponggo District, Nagekeo Regency, NTT, has been a school partner for the child-friendly library project since June 2023. For approximately one year, Taman Bacaan Pelangi team has provided regular supports, starting from room...

SDK Kota Parents Work Together to Repair the Leaked Library’s Roof

Nagekeo - Recently, the Nangaroro District in Nagekeo Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, has been experiencing frequent rains accompanied by strong winds. This has damaged the roof of the SDK Kota library building, causing leaks in several places. Every time it rains...


"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,...

After Reading, Works are Created

In short, this is the story of two students at SDI Towak who were able to create works after reading books at the Child-Friendly Library. Their names are Anaya Marcia Claire, a third-grade student, and Maria Helena Goa, a fifth-grade student. They are familiarly...

The Journey of SDI Rata Library Building

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is SDI Rata Library Building. You can call me Gedu, hahaha just kidding. I am a building located in a school in Nagekeo District, Flores, NTT. I am situated near the self-built gate of the school committee. My building is white in...

Connecting the dots – The journey to the eastern part of Indonesia

After a long day at school, I walked into my house and saw two big glossy-covered books sitting on our living room’s table. “Oh, what are those gigantic things? Another heavy book?”, I said to myself. My father used to have a tiny library in a drawer where he kept...

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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)