The years of the revolution and the Civil War, as well as the first years of the young Soviet state, were not replete with facts about the activities of libraries. It was only in November 1929 that the Resolution of the Central Committee of the CPSU (b) "On Hut-reading rooms" was published. Then the widespread fight against illiteracy began. This work was entrusted to school teachers. Often, the approach to an important matter was purely formal: a citizen who learned letters and composed words from syllables, and also knew how to put his signature, was already considered literate.
The hut-reading room in no case can be equated with the activities of the library. Its functional duties are much simpler: to provide access to books and newspapers collected without a special system for those who can read, and to arrange loud readings on topical topics for illiterate people.
The library has its own tasks, it consists of collections of literature on various branches of knowledge collected by the system, catalogs and card files. For the library, the reader needs the most prepared, with diverse interests. If the hut-reading room worked at the expense of public figures, then a qualified specialist is needed to work in the library.
The issue of trainin of professionals has become one of the most important. In addition, it was time to move away from loud readings to an equal conversation-discussing the contents of the book. There was a need to transfer the reading rooms and libraries to the departments of culture of the district executive committees. This was implemented in 1940. The beginning of the Great Patriotic War slowed down the process of reorganizing libraries, old forms of work were preserved everywhere.
In the post-war period, hut-reading rooms were still preserved in rural areas. Their functions have been expanded in many ways, they have become closer to club forms of work. In addition to book production, the leisure of the population was filled with political, dramatic and musical circles. Wall newspapers and battle sheets on current topics were produced.