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.

National Toy Library Conference 2020

TLASA hosted a 2-day fun-filled, informative online conference to explore the link between concrete play experiences and skills required for the 21st century.  The presentations were recorded for registered delegates to access. If you missed this event, but would like to access the content, you can register and pay online and the link to recordings will be sent to you.


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