ALF - Association des Ludothèques Françaises

Le réseau international : Europe

ETL - European Toys LibraryVersion françaiseThe Group of European Toy Libraries (ETL) was founded in 1996 during the 7th International Conference on Toy Libraries in Zurich (Switzerland), under the impulsion of ALF and the Swiss Association of Toy Libraries. Since 1996 annual meetings have been held to exchange practices in different countries and to build the "Europe of toy libraries".


  • To disseminate the concept of toy libraries as a means of bringing play and play materials to people.
  • To serve as a link between national toy library organisations, providing opportunities for international exchange of ideas and materials.
  • To maintain liaison with other organisations and associations relating to developmental and social issues, health, education and play.
  • To organise common presentations at international events such as International Conferences organized by the International Toy Library Association.
  • To cooperate with organisations having similar goals.

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