The International Toy Library Association (ITLA) invites you to join our association of toy library organisations and individuals from all over the world. Experience and advances in one country can quickly benefit your organisation through information exchange, conferences and sharing resources. Belonging to a world-wide community enhances your motivation to improve your services, brings great opportunities of new learning and new friendship. ITLA warmly welcomes you to our international play room.
The Association actively promotes play, playful interaction and playthings that are essential to optimal educational, physical, psychological, social and cultural development.
ITLA was created in 1990 in Torino during the 5th InternationalToy Library Conference. The Association is registered under Belgian law as a non-profit international organisation open to any association or individual who supports our aims.
AIMS, VISION & MISSION
ITLA is committed to the belief that play, playthings and playful interaction are essential to optimal educational, physical, psychological, social and cultural development and wellbeing.
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ITLA's VISION is that: "Every community in the world has access to toy libraries that contribute to the well being of all"
ITLA's MISSION Statement:
"To provide information about toy libraries and their importance to communities, facilitate the exchange of experiences and promote reflection between toy libraries around the world"
The AIMS of the Association are:
To disseminate the concept of toy libraries as a means for bringing play and play materials to people.
To serve as a link between national toy library organizations, providing an opportunity for international exchange of ideas and materials.
To maintain a liaison with other organizations and associations pertaining to developmental and social issues, health, education and play.
To promote the development, production and creation of toys and games that foster educational, physical, psychological, social and cultural growth, and to disseminate information about such toys.
To organise periodic international events and conferences dedicated to discussing various aspects of play, playthings and playful interactions.
Excerpt taken from the ITLA Constitution Article 3 & 4, Nov 1990.