Toy Library Association South Africa

The Toy Library Association South Africa

TLASA is a networking organisation that promotes best practice in the field of toy libraries. We are a registered Non-profit organisation (NPO 237-525).

As a multi-sectoral stakeholder forum representing toy libraries in South Africa, we view to influence Africa and the world’s perception of the role of toy libraries in society.

What we do?

TLASA is an advocacy and networking association, promoting effective practice principles for toy libraries and play-based organisations. The association also provides relevant toy library information and recognised training to toy librarians and play facilitators. TLASA is affiliated to the International Toy Library Association (ITLA).

Toy libraries and Play-focused organisations around the globe celebrate World Play Day on 28 May each year. The theme for 2022 is: 
Rediscover play. Recover through play
Through play, toy libraries enable children, adults and the elderly to recover in difficult times. Play also builds resilience and allows us to connect with each other.
On 26 May we unpacked the ways in which play help us recover during an online webinar. TLASA also created a WPD Booklet with tips and activity ideas for you to download free of charge.


TLASA’s members come from all the provinces in South Africa, all active in the field of toy libraries and active learning. Individuals or organisations that become members of the TLASA enjoy the many benefits


TLASA offers training throughout the year at a discounted rate to TLASA members. Courses can be arranged at various training venues in all the provinces and are done in-person, as self-paced online courses and/or virtual live training sessions. Sessions can also be organised at your worksite.