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Who are we?

The Toy Library Association South Africa (TLASA) is a networking organisation that promotes best practice in the field of toy librarianship in South Africa. This association has been in existence and working under various names since the 1990’s. Read more about our history here.

TLASA hosts quarterly seminars and regular workshops that aid toy librarians in setting up and maintaining quality toy library programmes.

TLASA is administered by a Steering Committee that manages all the functions of the organisation. Our current committee consists of seven members, all working in the field of toy libraries.

TLASA Steering committee photo

From left to right: Venessa T’Hart, Annika Savage, Bertha Magoge, Monica Stach, Avrille Gork, Pauline Turusida. Absent: Vanessa Mentor

TLASA’s vision is to have a toy library within every community in South Africa.

ITLA Affiliation

TLASA is a proud National member of the International Toy Library Association (ITLA). Our chairperson also serves on the ITLA committee as their Chairperson. For more information, please visit their website.

Our team

Monica Stach

Monica Stach


Vanessa Mentor


Avrille Gork

Avrille Gork

World Play Day Coordinator

Annika Savage

Annika Savage

Marketing & communications

Bertha Magoge

Bertha Magoge

Vice chairperson

Venessa T’Hart


Pauline Turusida


Our members

If you would like to find out more about TLASA’s members, please visit the Members page.

Or email us here