Established on August 13, 2020, Pembangkit Extra TBI Library is located at SDN Samuderajaya 04 Primary School in Kp Tambun Tiga Section Des, Samudra Jaya, Tarumajaya, Bekasi, West Java. The establishment was the result of a collaboration between Taman Baca Inovator (TBI) Foundation and Pembangkit Jawa Bali. The Pembangkit Extra TBI Library has started carrying out literacy activities on a small scale considering that we are currently in the middle of a pandemic. Children have begun to use the library utilizing a child waiting system at the TBI library location, staff visits to reach the children, and in addition, some books are also brought to the staff’s house for distribution. Therefore, despite the pandemic conditions, such activities can still maximize the function of the TBI library.
Ismawati Dewi, or usually called Iis, is a staff at the Pembangkit Extra TBI Library. Iis have been introducing the TBI library that she looks after to the surrounding children, The library is conveniently located on the border of 3 villages which allows many children to visit the library. Literacy activities such as reading, coloring, and other activities have also been started. Iis, who accompanies the children in the TBI library, also keep reminding the children to comply with health protocols when visiting the TBI library.
The children around Pembangkit Extra TBI Library are very enthusiastic when they visit the TBI library. With this new TBI library, hopefully, the children who live near the library will be aware of the importance of literacy awareness at an early age. Hopefully, this library can be useful for them and the people around the library.