Toy Libraries Australia began life as the Toy Libraries Association of Victoria. It was formed in 1977 as the umbrella organisation of the 5 general Victorian toy libraries. TLAV changed its name to Toy Libraries Victoria in 2000, and to Toy Libraries Australia in 2012. We are the peak body for over 280 toy libraries in Australia, and are a non-profit incorporated association. We promote the importance and the value of play, and aim to raise the profile of toy libraries in the community by publicising the role of toy libraries in promoting play, educating children and supporting families. Encouragement, information and advice is offered to prospective and existing toy libraries, using accumulating knowledge and depth of experience. Networking of libraries is a key priority. Membership fees fund the work of the association which is managed by a Committee who offer their services on a voluntary basis. The Committee meets bi-monthly and consists of employees and volunteers from a variety of toy libraries.