The love of reading is probably one of the best gifts you can give your child. Model good habits by reading in front of your child. Put your child on your lap and read to them. It is a wonderful time to cuddle and spend precious time with your child. Trust me! They grow up too fast and this will give you both wonderful memories of not only each other, but good memories of reading.
You can go to your local library and check out books to have at home or go to yard sales and see if you can find cheap ones.