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...

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...

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...

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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)