Category: Our stories

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 school area, the school has enough supporting facilities, including the library building. Fortunately, when Taman Bacaan Pelangi team observed the library last August, the library apparently lacks some facilities. There was no coating on its wall neither was ceiling. And there was none to blame upon this situation. The principal said that the...

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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. After a series of child-friendly library set up process, the library is finally ready to launch on Thursday, February 8, 2018. The inauguration ceremony of the library at SDI Barai 1 is to be an extraordinary moment for everyone at the school and the community as the event is attended by the Regent of Ende Regency....

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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 Public Policy and Government Relations of Google Indonesia, delivered an opening speech and explained the highlight of the project. Joel Bacha, Director of Strategic Expansion of Room to Read, also delivered his speech and gave a brief info about the partnership. Our founder, Nila Tanzil, gave an inspiring presentation about Taman Bacaan Pelangi’s work and...

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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 you! Come and join our dedicated team and start making a difference! We are looking for: PROJECT MANAGER Purpose The project manager is responsible for leading the team to develop new children’s libraries in Eastern Indonesia, coordinating and managing all aspects of the project’s implementation according to the established time schedule. Position type...

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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 want to see happy and spirit of children and school community. When the library responsibility is shared and distributed equally it will be benefical. So, the more involved community in library development, it will be better for the sustainability of this child-friendly library. Since October, the school has started renovating. This renovation certainly begins...

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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 are going to team up with 18 more elementary schools to complete our 48 child friendly libraries goal. We are both excited & soliticious on finding, sorting & selecting these schools. School selection is this delicate phase where we as project coordinators pay visits to numerous schools – which databases we’ve gathered...

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What We Do


Taman Bacaan Pelangi [Rainbow Reading Gardens] is a non-profit organisation working to establish children’s libraries in remote areas of Eastern Indonesia since 2009.
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Our Libraries


We have established 58 children's libraries in remote areas of Eastern Indonesia.

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)

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