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...

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...


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...

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...

‘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...

Merdeka High Tea for Charity

This afternoon, Sofia At The Gunawarman holds the "East Meets West" Merdeka High Tea for Charity event to support Taman Bacaan Pelangi. The event is so lovely. Being a fancy restaurant, Sofia looks even more elegant with table setting and tableware by Ghea Panggabean,...

Socialization of Child Friendly Library in Ende

Ende Regency is one of the largest regencies on the island of Flores. This regency is famous for its tolerant nature among its communities. Communities of different ethnic and religious backgrounds live side by side and harmoniously. Interestingly, in the cultural...

Student Volunteer : “Ma’am… Please Do Not Fire Me”

One of the different issues to highlight in the library development program with Rainbow Reading Gardens is the involvement of every part in the school community, including principal, teachers, school committee as well as students. During the library establishment,...

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)