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Who are we?

TLASA Office bearers

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.

Front: Lisa Januario (Vice-chairperson), Monica Stach (Chairperson), Gugu Shange (Treasurer) Back: Avrille Gork, Venessa T’Hart, Annika Savage, Pauline Turusida

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 serves on the ITLA committee as their Vice-chairperson. For more information, please visit their website.


Our members

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


For more information, please email us here or visit our Contact page