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

World Play Day 2021

We celebrate WPD each year on the 28th of May.    This year’s theme was:

Playing is healthy

Tell us how you celebrated World Play Day this year, and you could be chosen to be featured in the next TLASA newsletter.


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