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.

Books from

In April 2018, to celebrate "Kartini's Day", held a program for a week, in which for every purchase of women's fashion, the company would donate Rp 2,100.- to Taman Bacaan Pelangi. From the fund raised, purchased children's books. Today, they...

Library Management Workshop Ende: Laughter, Debates and Tears

Having a library isn’t solely about having the proper infrastructure and books. Equally important, perhaps even more so, are the people placed in charge of managing said libraries. Good infrastructure means nothing if no one is there to maintain them. Quality books...

Puyo Desserts and Chelsea Islan Raise Funds for Taman Bacaan Pelangi (Rainbow Reading Gardens)

Puyo Desserts and Chelsea Islan announce their collaboration today in a press conference today to launch "Puyo Peduli x Chelsea Islan" campaign. It's a fundraising campaign to support Taman Bacaan Pelangi [Rainbow Reading Gardens]. In 2017, Puyo Desserts also...

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...

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)