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Toy Library Association South Africa

A toy library within reach of every community

The Toy Library Association South Africa (TLASA) is a networking organisation that promotes best practice in the field of toy libraries. TLASA is a multi-sectoral stakeholder forum representing toy libraries in South Africa, with the view to influence Africa and the world’s perception of the role of toy libraries in society.

TLASA acts as an advocacy vehicle aimed at promoting effective practice principles for toy libraries, and setting the norms and standards for toy libraries. The association also provides relevant toy library information and recognized training to toy librarians. TLASA is affiliated to the International Toy Library Association.


28 May is World Play Day!

The theme for this year, the 20th celebration of World Play Day, is: Play is a Right!

Playing is not just for children, all of us can take some time to play. In the words of World Play Day Founder, Freda Kim:

“Play can take as many forms as there are people on this planet. But whatever you choose as your play… you will find it increases your energy, your enthusiasm for life or your strength/motivation to cope with the tasks awaiting you”

We would love to see how you are celebrating this special day. Share your photos with us on our Facebook page! Download the World Play Day 2019 Brief here.


TLASA is proud to be co-hosting the 15th International Toy Library Conference in Johannesburg this year. The conference will take place 9-13 July 2019.

Please click on the image above to register for the conference.

For more information, you can download the Conference brief or visit this webpage now.