Category: Our stories

Gunung Agung donates books for Taman Bacaan Pelangi

In order to celebrate Gunung Agung 64th anniversary, on September 7, donated 320 books to Taman Bacaan Pelangi. These donation books are given by Mr. Topan Suryo as the Chairman of the committee of the anniversary Gunung Agung celebration and received by Rosni Rinca as representative of Taman Bacaan Pelangi. Gunung Agung bookstore has the vision to ensure books and stationeries of the highest quality. Taman Bacaan Pelangi expressed the gratitude to the Gunung Agung Bookstore. These books, hopefully, will significantly help children in Eastern Indonesia. It is to be hoped that more and more children read high-quality of children...

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The importance of the principal’s role in developing child-friendly libraries

For more than a month the Taman Bacaan Pelangi team has been in Ende for developing a child-friendly library. During one month of school selection process, we met many principals in Ende district. And of course, the Taman Bacaan Pelangi team started from introducing Taman Bacaan Pelangi as a non-profit organization and then explaining the library development program. Although we share the same information, however, the response of each principal is different. This may be influenced by the vision of the principal, how they plan school development program and it may be influenced by how many years they become...

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Today is the most memorable day for children Rainbow Reading Garden SDK YPK Kanda, Sentani Barat, Papua . How come? They make new friends. Hooray !!! Ciputra Mall Jakarta team who became the main sponsor of their library came to visit the school today. Yeay ! Team from Ciputra Mall Jakarta who came was Director of Mall Ciputra Jakarta Mr. Rusli Agus Aryanto, Marketing Manager Mrs. Silvia Soesianto, and Public Relation Manager Mrs. Rida Kusrida. After being accepted through local adat by the students and giving noken to Mr Ruli, welcome ceremony was started. SD YPK Kanda principal, Mrs....

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After meeting with the Head of District of Education (DoE) of Sorong Regency and the elementary school principal at Hotel Handayani in Aimas, in the next day I immediately started my visit some schools based on head of DoE and principal’s recommendation. SD Inpres 1 which is located in Aimas I have visited before even head of DoE recomended this school. Later, I will tell the story about this ‘purple’ school. Hehehe .. I had two weeks before the semester break to go to almost 16 elementary schools in Kapubaten Sorong. These schools are starting from elementary school Aimas,...

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Developing Interest in Reading via Book Competition

To celebrate the 72nd anniversary of Indonesian Independence, Rainbow Reading Gardens in collaboration with Gramedia held a writing competition called Big Book Competition. The objective of this activity is to improve the reading and writing ability as well as creativity of the students. The theme of this competition is “Message for Indonesia,” which is expected to boost the kids’ spirit in delivering their messages for Indonesia on this special day, the independence day. The competition started on Aug 9 and ended on the 15th. The participants are all schools partnering with Rainbow Reading Gardens across Eastern Indonesia, including Flores...

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‘Reading’ Before Decoding

As a part of the library development program by Rainbow Reading Gardens, I have to deliver a number of issues to the school to raise their awareness on the importance of developing the habit of reading. I often receive comments from teachers as well as principals regarding how the students from Grade 1 and 2, who are mostly still learning how to read, do not read the text of the books when they are at the library. They only turn one page to another to see the pictures.   Later on, I try to explain that looking at the...

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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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