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.

Inauguration of the 69th #TBPelangi Library at SDN Roja 6, Kab. Ende, Flores, NTT

Walking to SD Negeri Roja 6 is a bit confusing because for its remote location, the school is not easily seen from the road. However, this cannot resist the passion of the teachers to teach their students, who mostly come from the neighbourhood. Despite its limited...

First Rainbow in ‘Enna’ Ende: Inauguration of the 64th #TBPelangi Library at SDI Barai 1, North Ende, Kab. Ende

Since August 2017, SDI Barai has caught the attention of Rainbow Reading Garden's team as in less than five years, many positive changes have come to reality, including the establishment of library building at the school with the help from the village government....

Partnership with, Room to Read, and

Just before the end of 2017, Taman Bacaan Pelangi was honored to be involved in a great partnership with, Room to Read and launched this partnership on December 17th, 2017 in Jakarta. At the launch event, Shinto Nugroho, the Head of...

We’re Hiring! Looking for: Project Manager and Project Coordinator

We are looking for new team members to join our team! If you’re passionate in education, love to be surrounded by children as well as local communities, adventurous, and want to make your life meaningful by doing something that’s matter, then these jobs might fit for...

Colorful paint for the spirit of diversity in Ende

Ende is a place of cultural diversity and this city well known as the heart of tolerance. On the way we develop a child-friendly library, we often meet principal and passionate teachers. But sometimes it is not enough to ensure its sustainability, sometimes we also...

The Art of Capturing Positive Energy

Here we are at the closing of 2017. Many moons have passed since Taman Bacaan Pelangi set another home base in Ende, NTT & already we’ve joined forces with 18 elementary school partners to develop child friendly libraries in this eastern part of Flores. Next year, we...

Library Opening Ceremony TBP 63rd North Lombok

Since yesterday, teachers and students work together to prepare the opening ceremony of this library. Children who will be perform the dance and Qasidah have been training since a week ago. They are very enthusiastic to wait for their library opening day so that they...

The boys are back to Flores!

It’s summer break at the University! For Lukas, Leon and me (Henrik), the plan was crystal clear - we wanted to go back to the places where we lived for one year: The island of Flores. Back when we volunteered for Taman Bacaan Pelangi - Rainbow Reading Gardens, we...

The spirit of learning of children in West Manggarai

For 4 days I visited several elementary schools which are pilot projects of #BebasButaHuruf. This project have started since the end of July. The school that I visited was SDI Beci, SDI Namo, SD Merombok and SDN Rangga Watu. It was great to visit the students at this...

Library Management Workshop Ende : Creating a child friendly library

In addition to providing physical renovation of the building and giving high quality children books, library development programs conducted by Taman Bacaan Pelangi also target human resources related to libraries, namely school principals, teachers, and librarians....

Develop a sustainable child-friendly library

On 1-7 October 2017, Taman Bacaan Pelangi team participated in library management workshops and library periods. Taman Bacaan Pelangi team which was represented by Adhimas, Dewi, Riri and Jeje. The training was also attended by representatives from the district...

Playful Learning

There’s a 1st time for everything. This is a story about my first time being a Project Coordinator with TBPelangi. 1st time developing a child friendly library. 1st time exploring a completely new world in which i have zero to none experience but full on passion as my...

Travel with a Cause

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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)