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.

“With Schools Shut, Not Everyone Can Go Online. Help Kids in Remote Villages Now!”

With the global pandemic of covid-19, schools are closed and learning experience has switched to online learning. ICT is emerging as an alternative, its potential as a tool to reach education to primary and secondary grade children is being explored. Yes, it is a good...

Mika and Her Noken

This book tells about Mika, a little girl of the Mee ethnic on Deiyai ​​island, Papua. Mika is very happy because tomorrow is her first day going to school. She starts to think, “What can I bring to school ? She comes in to the Honai, traditional house of Papua, and...

Reading Books With Children During Self Quarantine at Home

Due to the pandemic of Covid-19 around the world, many local government in Indonesia have decided to issue the "work and study from home" policy  in order to curb the spread of this virus. The local government in Ende regency, NTT is included. The schools have been...

33 Million Donation From “Di Kaki Langit” Book Writers

We are forever grateful for the donation which we had received from the fifth grader students of Mentari International School, Jakarta. The 33 million rupiah donation will be using to establish a new library for our upcoming project in Nagekeo Regency, Flores, NTT....

112 Packs of Book Donation from Rabbit Hole

#TBPelangi just received 112 packs of book donation from Rabbit Hole. These books will be distributed to our libraries in eastern part of Indonesia. Thank you, Rabbit Hole! for your continuous support for our organisation. Our little friends in the libraries will be...

10 Million Donation from Panin Sekuritas

We are forever grateful for the donation which we had received from Panin Sekuritas. The 10 million rupiah donation will be using to purchase additional book collection in our library at SD YPK Kanda, West Sentani, Papua. Yeay! What a beautiful day! We would like to...

Thank you, JNE!

We are forever grateful for the continuous support from JNE. This year, we were supported through their CSR called #Connectinghappiness which helped us to deliver books to our library in eastern part of Indonesia for free. Yeayy!! Our project Manager, Monika Harahap...

Technology – Based Child Friendly Library

On 29th July – 1st August 2019, Rainbow Reading Gardens’ team held training with theme “Technology - Based  Child Friendly Library ”.  This workshop was attended by 36 participants that consist of ten headmasters, ten teachers, ten librarians, and six school...

Book Delivery to Ende with JNE

On July 16th, 2019, JNE helped Taman Bacaan Pelangi to deliver books from Jakarta to Ende, East Nusa Tenggara. Those books will be used by the first grader in 10 schools for our "Bebas Buta Huruf" project. The books, packaged by our staff in Jakarta, were picked up by...

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)