The tour will highlight Cynthea Liu's award-winning book "Bike On, Bear!," which received the 2016 Oklahoma Book Award in the Children's Category.

MIAMI – The Miami Public Library Children’s Department has announced it will host the Reading Roundup (Double R) Author Tour on September 22 at 5 p.m. The Double R Tour is an author and book-signing tour brought to public libraries and schools across Oklahoma. The tour promotes the love of reading, invites students to have fun with reading, and encourages the discussion of books. This event will feature children’s book author, Cynthea Liu.

The Miami Public Library is one of only five libraries in the state to host this free event.

The tour will highlight Liu’s award-winning book "Bike On, Bear!," which received the 2016 Oklahoma Book Award in the Children’s Category. The book is about a young bear who overcomes obstacles and finds help in unlikely places in order to learn how to ride a bike.

Liu stated, “I'm looking forward to the Reading Roundup in my home state of Oklahoma! I believe you can learn ANYTHING in a library, and I'll be there to demonstrate that to kids with my character, the ever helpful, flexible, and brainy four-pawed friend, Bear!”

In Miami, Liu will do a presentation at the both the public library and school. Everyone is invited to the Miami Public Library event at 5 p.m. for fun activities, book-signing, pizza and reception with the author. Liu will be signing books at both programs.

The Double R Author Tour is held in conjunction with a $40,000 grant the Oklahoma Department of Libraries received from the Reading Trust. The grant is being used to purchase books by Oklahoma Book Award winners or finalists in the children/young adult category. These books will be placed in all 219 public libraries across the state.

Sponsors for the Double R Author Tour are the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, the Oklahoma Center for the Book, Friends of the Oklahoma Center for the Book, Friends of Libraries in Oklahoma (FOLIO), Best of Books, and the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.

The Miami Public Library is located at 200 N Main.

To find out more, go to or ask your local librarian.