IT'S not just young people who need help and support with their literacy skills.

One in six adults struggle with reading and have the reading ability of a 13-year-old or younger, according to library development and innovation manager Leon Flower.

He spoke to the Adver at the launch of the Reading Roundabout scheme earlier this year which aims to encourage more people to read.

He said: "It’s all about promoting the fun side of reading to help people progress their skills,

"It’s not formal, but meant to be a fun way of encouraging people to read more. There are many ways for people to progress with their reading and many routes you can take.

“We take our commitment to promoting reading and lifelong learning very seriously.

Available through Swindon’s libraries, Roundabout Reading encourages people to pick three reading activities from a list including online content like blogs or a webpage, magazines or newspapers, graphic novels, e-books or audio books among other things.

The new initiative is supported by Swindon Learning Town and Swindon Stories - and inspired by the town's Magic Roundabout.

The ongoing initiative is available to library members and all completed forms will be entered into a quarterly prize draw for a £50 Amazon voucher.

To get involved visit to fill out the form, or pick up a paper copy at your local library.