Several weeks ago Mesha Torkelson gave me a form to fill out for my kids to get free books. I completed it and sent it in and today we received our first books!
The program is called Imagination Library and was set up by Dolly Parton to send children a new book every month until their 5th birthday. This is a sweet program, you should check it out at http://www.imaginationlibrary.com/howworks.php These are not cheap books, either. The ones we got today were hardcover (The Little Engine That Could.)
Not every city has it but there's a place on the website to request it in your area.
Thanks Mesha for thinking of us, and thanks to Dolly for giving something back to the world!