Hello Inovator friends! As usual, once a month, the Taman Baca Innovator (TBI) foundation cooperates with Indorelawan and Volunteer Hub in a “Book Labeling” activity. This September, thirty volunteers participated in this activity. The activity was held for two days, namely on Thursday, September 19 and Friday, September 20, 2019. Uniquely, not only that we saw new volunteers there, but we also saw previous volunteers coming back to join this activity. In fact, you could say it was a reunion for some of them. The activity began with the introduction of all the volunteers and the TBI team, then proceed with the briefing and stages of the “Book Labeling “.

There are 4 stages in the “Book Labeling” activity. The first stage was the division of groups, books, and equipment. The volunteers were divided into three groups. Two groups were tasked with unpacking books, while one group was assigned to stamp books. The second stage was labeling the books with classification codes. In TBI, book selection is very important. There are 8 codes (A, U, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) used for the TBI book selection process. The codes were created so that the books distributed could meet the target and are in accordance with the age of the children who visit Taman Baca. The third stage was the grouping of books and the equal distribution of book titles to the TBI libraries (namely 3 libraries in Sumba and 1 libraries in Marunda). The fourth stage was the packaging and the calculation of the number of books that would be distributed to Taman Baca.

Over two days, we successfully completed the labeling of 2,774 books (1,213 books on the first day and 1,561 books on the second day) which would be distributed to 3 TBI libraries in Sumba and 1 TBI libraries in Marunda. The volunteers were very enthusiastic, many of them thought that this activity gave them more experience and they could also fill their free time positively. One of the volunteers was Puput, who is still trying to pass the exam for the Faculty of Medicine of UGM (Gadjah Mada University). “This activity is very fun. I am not bored in my gap year.”

The event ended with a group photo and a call from volunteers, “Let’s label books to inspire Indonesia. let’s, read!” This represents our hope that this “Book Labeling” activity can be an inspiration for Indonesia, especially in the literacy world. In addition, this activity also introduced TBI to Kak Ridwan, who was willing to become a teaching volunteer at TBI Otista from the end of October. TBI Otista is the 32nd TBI library, formed in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity. It is located in Kp. Kidoso, Kedung Dalam, Mauk Tangerang.

So, do you want to be involved and become an inspiration for Indonesian children with TBI? Incidentally, TBI will hold a “Book Labeling” event again on Monday, October 28, 2019, to commemorate the Youth Pledge Day. Do you want to join? Or want to know more about our TBI library? That would be very cool! You can follow all our activity updates on Instagram @tamanbacainovator or our website at www.tamanbacainovator.com

Renita Yulistiana

Taman Baca Inovator

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