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 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 recognised training to toy librarians. TLASA is affiliated to the International Toy Library Association.

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.
Join us as we unpack the ways in which play help us recover. We will share some tips and activities that you could use to recover, in your home life, for yourself or in your place of work.

Steering Committee 2021-2023

After the new TLASA Steering Committee was elected by our members during our AGM (13 July ’21), Office bearers were nominated and approved in their respective roles at the first Committee meeting (10 Aug ’21). We share the new team with you.

Congratulations to all, and we look forward to a productive term in office!


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 that is facilitated by our service provider, Cotlands, at a discounted rate to TLASA members. Courses take place at various training offices in all the provinces. Training can also be organised at your worksite