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.

The Warmth of the Inauguration of the Third Library in East Sumba

"Who likes having a new library?”, asked the Head of Basic Education Sector of East Sumba Regency, Mr. Dominggus began his remarks. All the children raised their hands while shouting "Me...". The parents and teachers did not miss raising their hands too, then...

Reflection Meeting – Phase 2 Cycle 2 Room to Read Schools

Last week we held our reflection meeting with our school partners of the 20 of our libraries in Ende. Our mission here was to bring in representatives from our cycle 2 RtR-sponsored schools (list below) to come in with their library’s problems, and leave with clear...

Job Vacancies: Project Coordinator

We are looking for new team members to join our team! If you’re passionate in education, longing to make a difference in the lives of the local communities in remote areas, adventurous, and  want to have a meaningful life through your job, then this job might fit for...

Acrylic Boards Delivery with JNE

On August 30 2018, JNE helped Taman Bacaan Pelangi deliver 20 acrylic boards from Jakarta to NTT, where they could be used to protect the Taman Bacaan Pelangi posters hung on every library from the scorching Ende climate.   The acrylic boards, packaged by TBP staff in...

HeyBlo Books and Book Level Poster Delivery with JNE

On August 28 2018, JNE helped Taman Bacaan Pelangi deliver books and book level posters from Jakarta to NTT. The books were meant for Ende while the posters went to Alor. The books were augmented reality books from HeyBlo, which can be enjoyed by anyone with a...

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)